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Old 06-17-08, 11:43 AM   #1
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DFW Meet 'n Greet: Planning, Take 2.

Since the last meet'n greet planning kinda fell apart, here we go with round 2. Last we left off, I think the plan was for Love & War in Texas out in Grapevine to allow some of the more western (aka: mid-cites and ft.worth) folks a chance to join us. I'm open to other suggestions for location. Grapevine, Irving and that neck of the ole woods sounds like a fair plan to me. I suggest a Friday or Saturday evening, somewhere we can try to get a reservation since I'm suspecting we'll have 12-25 in attendance as usual. Maybe even more as I've noticed a number of new faces and names around here.

So, I'm going to leave the suggestion box open till Friday. After that I'll figure out where (and when) would likely be the best choice. After that, no complaints if you didn't speak up now.
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What, no riding?
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We can plan a ride & dine as well. Sometimes that's even harder to organize than just food or a ride.
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Are we still looking at a weekend, or are weeknights a possibility?
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Which ever works best for most people. I can probably get out to the Irving area by 6:30 or so on a weeknight. Not sure about the majority of other people though.
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I think meeting for food and a ride out at Northshore would be a good time.
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I'm Game

I am new to Bikeforums and it would be great to meet others in the area. I live in Irving so anywhere in the mid-cities area would be fine. Week-nights I usually work but off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I am also off on Saturdays, so any of these days would be great for me. If we do the ride with 20 or 25 people, it would be nice to be in an area without a lot of traffic so to stay as a group. I'm game for anything though. Jason
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I'm a maybe for stuff like this, not too big on the social scene. But I work in Euless, so anything close to the midcities would be as fine with me as anything.

I assume the Northshore suggestion is the mountain bike trail at Grapevine Lake?
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You might steal the idea that RBR did; the Fort Worth crew takes the Trinity Rail into Dallas (Union Station) and the Dallas crew takes DART into downtown, everyone meets and pedals around downtown or to WRL or whatever.
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Hey, let's focus on getting a dinner together right now. If someone wants to organize a ride in a seperate thread, by all means go for it.

The difficulty with organizing a ride is that we have a wide range of interests and skill levels represented. You have people who are confortable doing 15-20mi at 16mph, others who would rather do 45 miles at 17-18mph, then we have the mountain bike guys, some fixed gear riders, etc etc. Weekend before last I led the Dallas Vintage ride which I had spent 2 months organizing and planning for. Even when you focus the ride down to classic & vintage road bikes we had a wide range of rider abilities to contend with.

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You might steal the idea that RBR did; the Fort Worth crew takes the Trinity Rail into Dallas (Union Station) and the Dallas crew takes DART into downtown, everyone meets and pedals around downtown or to WRL or whatever.
That is certainly a good idea for a ride. Though right now there is a lot of construction down at WRL still isn't there? We could also have a group leave from RBM in Richardson for those who want to get more miles in if we met at WRL.
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I'm up for a meet & greet.

Weekends are best for me.

My issue with a weeknight meeting is that I work until 6pm (at least), so I wouldn't be able to get to the Mid-Cities area until probably after 7pm.
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I'm up for it if it's a Friday or Saturday evening. I work dep nights and the midcities back to work would be a task.

That being said, I'm off the week of July 4th (got some mileage/time/survival goals to work on) so if it ends up being then, I'm good for any evening.
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That is certainly a good idea for a ride. Though right now there is a lot of construction down at WRL still isn't there? We could also have a group leave from RBM in Richardson for those who want to get more miles in if we met at WRL.
My wife and I started at Valley View on Sunday and rode the complete loop. The road was still divided on Lawther(?) but it looked like most of the construction was done. I think there is supposed to be some kind of dedication ceremony this weekend to celebrate the completion of the new paths. Let's hope.
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Don't forget the people who are comfortable doing 16-20 miles at 15 mph.

Actually, I like the idea of pedaling around downtown simply because the environment tends to be an equalizer.
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I'm up for dinner on a Saturday! Friday nights are out cuz that's TV night...at least until Dr. Who is in reruns and BG is over.


Oh! 1 Vote for Love & War in Texas!

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It's been maybe a couple of weeks, maybe 3, since I was at WRL but it's been passable all along. I normally start at the parks just south of 635, though. Also discovered I can ride to WRL from my house, maybe 9 miles or so there.
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I could do any night but Wend and Sat.
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+1 for Love & War in Texas
I'd be coming from Keller, TX.
Need decent notice to get sitter.
A Friday night would be better.
Thanks for your thinking of getting folks together.
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Ok, what about next Thursday night, the 26th of June @ Love and War in Grapevine for dinner and dancing? 7 or 7:30pm?

Just kidding about the dancing.

Those that want to continue to do a ride could plan a Saturday ride together if they wished.
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Don't forget the people who are comfortable doing 16-20 miles at 15 mph.

Actually, I like the idea of pedaling around downtown simply because the environment tends to be an equalizer.
Or those who can pretty much ride any distance at <10mph.

I also like riding Downtown, but then, I live there.
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I'm in for whenever. Fri nights are iffy for me as thats when I start my scuba classes.
L&W is good since I work in Irving!

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Hey L&W sound good to me.
It is on my commute home and if I rode I could bring my bike on over. Hm I think my wife is out of town next week woo hoo party!
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I'm up for dinner on a Saturday! Friday nights are out cuz that's TV night...at least until Dr. Who is in reruns and BG is over.


Oh! 1 Vote for Love & War in Texas!
+1 for Love and War in Texas in Grapevine. The food is good and it's easy to get to. What a genius idea!
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isn't that a +2 ?
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I've never been to "Love and War" in Grapevine...just another restaurant or what?
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